4-star RB Lawrence: Clemson is family

Wake Forest (N.C.) four-star running back Devon Lawrence was watching when his brother, Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence, played in his first career college game at Auburn on Saturday night.

The Clemson Insider recently caught up with Devon, who said he and Dexter chatted through FaceTime earlier on Saturday before the game.

“I was just telling him you know how we play football,” Devon said, “so just go out there and show out.”

Dexter did just that. The 6-foot-5, 340-pounder recorded 10 tackles, including a tackle for loss and a sack, in 37 snaps.

Devon said Dexter, a former five-star recruit, has been a valuable mentor to him throughout the recruiting process.

“He gives me lots of advice about staying humble and staying to yourself,” Devon said, “and if I do that everything will work out for the best.”

Devon currently has offers from Clemson, Alabama, Appalachian State, Boston College, East Carolina, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina A&T, N.C. State, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Tennessee and Wake Forest.

Devon last visited Clemson in April for the Orange and White spring game.

What does he like about the school?

“They’re a good school,” Devon said. “They’re family, the program is good, they’re family oriented and they make you feel like they really want you.”

Devon is planning to make it to Clemson for a couple of games this season. He also plans to attend Clemson’s game at Florida State on Oct. 29.

“I don’t know what home games I’m going to, but I know I’m going to the Florida State game,” Devon said. “I’ll be at a couple home games and talk to the coaches a little bit.”

As a sophomore in 2015, Devon rushed for 1,335 yards and 23 touchdowns.

So far this season, he has helped lead Wake Forest to a 3-0 start.

“We’re doing pretty good right now,” Devon said. “I’m confident in my team. We’re getting ready. I feel pretty good about my performance.”

Devon doesn’t have any leaders in his recruitment at this time.

“Not right now,” he said.

The 5-foot-11, 200-pounder is rated by 247Sports as the No. 8 player in North Carolina, the nation’s No. 13 running back and the nation’s No. 235 player overall in the class of 2018.

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